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Thu, 26 Jan – Fri, 27 Jan (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Hotel is very good and hospitality is excellent. The front desk manager was very kind and helpful. This hotel is located on vaingunium beach and it is just a 2 min walk from the hotel. The rooms were very clean, neat and well maintained.
There were no proper exhaust in the toilet so it was stinking. The spray works for a shortwhile. So exhaust fan should be installed and work properly.
I would not consider it as a 5* property. This property is not on the beach, so would request others not to get misguided.
Average hotel. Hotel was very small. They have seperate buffet restaurant, buffet food was very bad.
It was our 3 nights package at Vainguinim Valley Resort. Everything was included in our package and we had no problem whatsoever with the resort. We also used their health club, gymnasium and swimming pool. I can say a complete holiday place.oumal
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I stayed solo at this hotel and it was my first visit to Goa so must say everything was smooth , from check in to breakfast to room service to check out. A nice budget friendly resort. I stepped in to see the casino before playing and didn't seem to enjoyable so missed that part. Overall a nice stay.
Stepping into Samarkand- Chances Hotel at Dona Paula Heard on FM radio the opening of a new restaurant- Samarkand at Dona Paula. Since the new restaurant is located at the Chances Hotel and very near our home in Goa, we decided to investigate.... Ambience/Decor: very unusual- well-finished and attractive- certainly a 5 star restaurant. The best part is the elegant decor and the subtle lighting ( not 'in your face'- but effective enough so that one can see what one has ordered) and the rough - hewn, natural wood effect log tables - and benches, accompanied by soft, subtle music in the background...not easy to find in most of Goa's eateries. As soon as we were seated, the courteous waiter offered us damp hand towels and - yes!- an APRON to put on; with this we were readied for the task of 'digging right in'! Having eaten, over the years at the unbeatable "Bukhara" restaurants at the Maurya Sheraton Hotel in Delhi and the Soaltee Crowne Plaza in Kathmandu, we recognised some of the Bukhara-type touches: the rough finish of the furniture, the aprons and the copper thalis, katoris and drinking vessels used in place of the usual crockery. As the Manager of the Samarkand informed us when we pointed out the similarity, like the Bukhara, the Samarkand too was created to carry its guests back to earlier times in India's North West Frontier Province region: the "proper" or typically anglicised colonial set up that is usual in a hotel restaurant had been cast aside for a characterful Indian ambiance to encourage "digging in" to North Western favourites like the Raan, Kababs and Naan with ones' hands, rather than using cutlery (which they do have, as well, by the way!). And now for the main draw: The Food! We looked through the many menu items, some of which we were unfamiliar with, and sought the advice of Chances' Executive Chef Arun. A great decision! I outline some of our favourites here. This list of items was eaten over two sessions, by the way- after our first wonderful experience, we went back a second time with friends, and were not disappointed. Our special recommendations include the following: -We were told to start with a Shorba- we chose the chicken almond, served with kulcha- great choice- light but flavourful. -The Galoti kababs- similar to the Shammi kabab but exceptionally soft and melt- in- the-mouth creations- to be eaten with the Sheermal- smaller, crisp and delicious rotis , still popular in Hyderabad and Lucknow -The Sikanderi naan- very tender leg of lamb- the Sanarkhand's signature dish, we were told -The Dum Biryani which is made in the Oudh style- and is served with an unusual dahi raita- a delicious mixture with a dash if sweetness and topped with a 'baghar' of dry red chilli - Kali daal, or the Daal Samarkand- was as expected- sufficiently creamy - Have to mention the yummy Pudina chutney - Khurmi Naan- again another unusual combination with a topping of tomatoes and paneer - Family Naan: this really serves four people - and as we were only two of us, the Chef brought one out just to show us. Much of the fun would be sharing the naan with your group: tearing it up into your own individual pieces after it comes to the table. Although it looked impressive, it seemed a bit toooo crisp in the centre. I believe the crew is still trying to perfect the texture. - Rawa fried prawns- a very good size for a decent portion - Roghan josh- excellent, tender mutton- you could tell it had been perfectly browned. Apparently there are several vegetarian items on the menu, but we stuck to the meats!! And, as expected, we had no room for desert- though we were told the Malai Kulfi was very good! All in all: Excellent value for money- great to find a place that serves amazing food in elegant surroundings, yet doesn't make a deep hole in one's pocket. Dinner for two, including soft drinks, plus a 'shorba' each, and a starter, with a couple of non veg main course items and naans - but no desert: .1400 approx Go for it!
Took a little bit of risk in monsoons to visit goa with family but it was a wise decision at the end of the trip. We enjoyed every bit of our visit and to top that up chances resort was the next best thing. Courteous staff everywhere especially at the buffet breakfast. Even the room service was spot on and quality of food was awesome. It was really value for money. Location is very beautiful with access to a small private beach and couple of vast beaches are in the near vicinity. Everything is with in the approach. The casino is also very good and well maintained. You can breathe fresh air and spoil yourself in the pool with a bar next to it. Huge gardens for a walk after meals and long motorway gives a feeling of openness. Place worth visit. Even the room tariffs are not very high keeping the facilities in consideration. Take your chance with chances while in goa.
Stayed here whilst my partner was in the Manipal hospital 5 mins away. The management staff and service are second to none .. Supportive and compassionate. Lovely! Our rooms with air con were large and comfortable, with a table and armchair area, tea, coffee plus a modern en suite with cleaning daily. The lovely pool side had tables to eat at night with good entertainment. The food was truly excellent very reasonably priced. There was buffet or an la carte extensive menu. An extensive Breakfast buffet with English cooked to order is inclusive with the room. The variety of food offered was superb. Just a short walk to a small beach this hotel is ideal for those with hospital in patients, business, long or short short breaks. Or a flutter! The casino is an added attraction and seemed very popular. The noise levels were minimal Security on the site and service were second to none. A massive thanks to all there especially the owner, manager and Angela
We reached the Hotel in the evening and then checked in pretty smooth. The room was neat and clean. The Room has all necessary amenities and view to the main. Actually there are two buildings The reception, Casino and some Rooms are in old. And The new. Has Only Rooms where we're put in. Breakfast Buffet is very Good. Has lots of variety and taste. In Room service is also fast as compared to other properties I have stayed in Goa. We have enjoyed every bit of this Hotel.
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